Loyola University Maryland

Faculty Development and Diversity

2015 Diversity Reading Groups

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Join the conversation!

Open to all faculty, staff, students, and administrators

One lunchtime a week for three weeks

Oct 5-23, 2015

Choose one of the groups below. Sign up with Lona Thomas

Each year, Loyola's Diversity Reading Group program offers a range of great reading opportunities in the month of October designed to invite every member of the University community into shared conversation about diversity and inclusion. The goal is to come together across campuses, in our offices, and around lunch tables to talk about change, difference, and our own experiences. A wrap-up luncheon will bring us together in fellowship and to share plans to continue the conversation.

This year, the program is partnering with other efforts to engage Loyola's community around matters of racial justice, campus sexual violence, immigration, and sustainability and global inequality. The goal is deepened and sustained conversation.

Mondays: Citizen, by Claudia Rankine

Moderated by Jean Lee Cole & Candra Healy

12-1 pm, location TBD

October 5, 12, 19

In partnership with Loyola's 2016 MLK Convocation, Jan 18 @ 5 pm

Tuesdays: TBD

Moderated by TBD

12:15 - 1:15, location TBD

October 6, 13, 20

Wednesdays: Illegal: Reflections of an Undocument Immigrant, by José Ángel N.

Moderated by Allen Brizée & Cristina Garcia

12-1 pm, location TBD

October 7, 14, 21

In partnership with Loyola's Commitment to Justice Lecture, Nov 6 @ 7 pm

Thursdays: Wave, by Sonali Derinayagala

 Moderated by Anjali Dhar & Bernadette Roche

12:15 - 1:15 pm, location TBD

October 8, 15, 22

In partnership with Visiting Fulbright Scholar

Wrap-up luncheon

All groups are invited!

Speaker: Shyala Smith, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, on her experiences with the 2004 Sri Lankan tsunami

Friday, October 23, 12 - 1:30 pm, location TBD

More about the discussion process: Each Diversity Reading Groups will meet one lunchtime per week for three weeks following the what, so what, now what model of turning experience and reading into community and action. The first week is devoted to the chosen reading and establishing community among the participants. For the second week, groups may choose to spend more time with the initial reading or bring in related readings. The final week is devoted to thinking about connections to our own lives, to Loyola, and to Baltimore, with possible action-oriented responses to be shared at the wrap-up lunch for all groups, with hopes that the conversation may continue!

If you have additional questions, contact Brian Norman, Association Vice President for Faculty Affairs and Diversity


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